Allied Health Courses - Victorian Universities - Moama Anglican Grammar

 
Allied Health Courses - Victorian Universities - Moama Anglican Grammar
THE BIG BOOK OF

Allied Health
Courses

Victorian Universities

FEBRUARY 2020

SANDIE MCKOY

CATHOLIC COLLEGE WODONGA
Allied Health Courses - Victorian Universities - Moama Anglican Grammar
overview
This document has been developed to assist students and their families
in researching selected allied health courses in Victoria.

Courses listed are from Government funded universities.

Indicative ATAR = the lowest selection rank (ATAR plus adjustment
factors such as academic and equity adjustments) for the 2020 January
intake.

Please use indicative ATARs as a guide as they may change for future
intakes.

English prerequisite: EAL = English as an Additional Language. ‘Any
other English’ includes English, English Language and Literature.

Additional selection requirements – applicants may need a current
Working with Children Check, National Police Check, up to date
immunisations, First Aid etc.

Note: Monash University has requested to not be included in this
brochure.

Index (click on the career title to take you to the page)

Physiotherapy                        Podiatry

Speech Pathology                     Occupational Therapy

Optometry                            Orthoptics

Clinical Audiology                   Exercise Physiology

Chiropractic                         Osteopathy

Dentistry                            Oral Health

Prosthetics and Orthotics            Social Work

Health Promotion, Public Health      Nutrition

Dietetics

                                                                         Written by Sandie McKoy
                                                                         Catholic College Wodonga
                                                                         sandie.mckoy@ccw.vic.edu.au

                                                                         February 2020

                                                                         Disclaimer: universities featured in this guide
                                                                         reserve the right to change course information,
                                                                         admissions and entry requirements at any time
                                                                         and without notice. For up to date information,
                                                                         check the university websites when assessing
                                                                         course information.
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Course summary
Note: ATAR not published = NP.

Physiotherapy

University                       Course                                    Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
Charles Sturt University         Bachelor of Physiotherapy                 Albury-Wodonga          80
                                                                           Port Macquarie          80
                                                                           Orange                  80
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)       Melbourne & Bendigo     N/A - new
Australian Catholic University   Bachelor of Physiotherapy                 Ballarat                77.20
Swinburne University             Master of Physiotherapy                   Hawthorn                Grad entry
The University of Melbourne      Doctor of Physiotherapy                   Parkville               Grad entry

Podiatry

University                       Course                                    Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
Charles Sturt University         Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine            Albury-Wodonga          65
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)            Melbourne               71.60

Speech Pathology

University                       Course                                    Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
Charles Sturt University         Bachelor of Speech and Language           Albury-Wodonga          70.00
                                 Pathology
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)    Melbourne & Bendigo     N/A - new
                                 Master of Speech Pathology                Melbourne & Bendigo     Grad entry
Australian Catholic University   Bachelor of Speech Pathology              Melbourne               68.30
Victoria University              Bachelor of Speech and Language           Footscray Park          72.20
                                 Science/Master of Speech Pathology
The University of Melbourne      Master of Speech Pathology                Parkville               Grad entry

Occupational Therapy

University                       Course                                    Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
Charles Sturt University         Bachelor of Occupational Therapy          Albury-Wodonga          70
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Occupational Therapy          Melbourne & Bendigo     N/A – new
                                 (Honours)
                                 Master of Occupational Therapy Practice   Melbourne & Bendigo     Grad entry
Federation University            Bachelor of Occupational Therapy          Gippsland – Churchill   64.50
                                 (Honours)
Australian Catholic University   Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Pass    Melbourne               65.10
                                 & Honours)
Deakin University                Bachelor of Occupational Therapy          Geelong Waterfront      70.35
Swinburne University             Master of Occupational Therapy            Hawthorn                Grad entry
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Course summary
 Note: ATAR not published = NP.

 Optometry

 University                       Course                                     Campus                Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
 Deakin University                Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of     Geelong Waurn Ponds   96.20 (G)
                                  Optometry                                                        89.85 (R)
 The University of Melbourne      Doctor of Optometry                        Parkville             Grad entry
                                  Doctor of Optometry (Chancellor’s          Parkvile              99.90
                                  Scholars entry)
                                  Science / Optometry (Graduate Package)     Parkville             99+
                                  Biomedicine / Optometry (Graduate          Parkville             99+
                                  Package)

 Orthoptics

 University                       Course                                     Campus                Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
 La Trobe University              Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours)           Melbourne             76.25

 Clinical Audiology

 University                       Course                                     Campus                Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
 The University of Melbourne      Master of Clinical Audiology               Parkville             Grad entry
                                  Master of Clinical Audiology               Parkvile              99.90
                                  (Chancellor’s Scholars)
 La Trobe University              Health Science / Clinical Audiology        Melbourne             78.90
                                                                             Bendigo               NP
                                  Science / Clinical Audiology               Melbourne             NP
                                  Psychological Science / Clinical           Melbourne             NP
                                  Audiology
                                  Biomedicine / Clinical Audiology           Melbourne             NP

 Exercise Science

 University                       Course                                     Campus                Indicative
                                                                                                   ATAR
 La Trobe University              Bachelor of Exercise Science / Master of   Bendigo               66.65
                                  Exercise Physiology
                                  Master of Exercise Physiology              Bendigo               Grad entry
 Deakin University                Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology     Melbourne Burwood     Grad entry
 Victoria University              Master of Clinical Exercise and            Footscray Park        Grad entry
                                  Rehabilitation
 Australian Catholic University   Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology     Melbourne             Grad entry
 Federation University            Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology     Ballarat – Mt Helen   Grad entry
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Course summary
Note: ATAR not published = NP.

Chiropractic

University                       Course                                      Campus            Indicative
                                                                                               ATAR
RMIT University                  Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of   Bundoora          64.20
                                 Applied Science (Chiropractic)

Osteopathy

University                       Course                                      Campus            Indicative
                                                                                               ATAR
RMIT University                  Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of   Bundoora          60.10
                                 Applied Science (Osteopathy)
Victoria University              Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) /          City Flinders     63.50
                                 Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy)

Dentistry

University                       Course                                      Campus            Indicative
                                                                                               ATAR
The University of Melbourne      Doctor of Dental Surgery                    Parkville         Grad entry
                                 Doctor of Optometry (Chancellor’s           Parkville         99.9
                                 Scholars entry)
                                 Science/Dental Surgery (Graduate            Parkville         99.85
                                 Package)
                                 Biomedicine/Dental Surgery (Graduate        Parkville         99.85
                                 Package)
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)        Bendigo           99.20 (G)
                                                                                               99 (R)

Oral Health

University                       Course                                      Campus            Indicative
                                                                                               ATAR
The University of Melbourne      Bachelor of Oral Health                     Parkville         85
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Oral Health Science             Bendigo           85.95
Charles Sturt University         Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy &          Wagga Wagga and   70
                                 Hygiene                                     Chadstone

Prosthetics & Orthotics

University                       Course                                      Campus            Indicative
                                                                                               ATAR
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics       Melbourne         86.75
                                 (Honours)
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Course summary
Note: ATAR not published = NP.

Social Work

University                       Course                                      Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                     ATAR
Victoria University              Bachelor of Social Work                     Footscray Nicholson     NP
Federation University            Master of Social Work                       Ballarat – Mt Helen     Grad entry
                                                                             Gippsland – Churchill
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)           Albury-Wodonga          N/A – new
                                                                             Bendigo                 course
                                                                             Melbourne
                                                                             Mildura
                                                                             Shepparton
Deakin University                Bachelor of Social Work                     Geelong Waterfront      65
                                                                             Cloud                   NP
The University of Melbourne      Master of Social Work                       Parkville               Grad entry
RMIT University                  Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)           Melbourne               72.05
                                 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) /         Melbourne               85.50
                                 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
                                 Master of Social Work                       Melbourne               Grad entry

Health Promotion and Public Health (check brochure for full list of options)

University                       Course                                      Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                     ATAR
Australian Catholic University   Bachelor of Applied Public Health           Melbourne               58.95
Federation University            Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health         Ballarat – Mt Helen     NP
                                 Promotion)                                  Gippsland – Churchill   NP
Charles Sturt University         Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation       Albury-Wodonga          65
                                 Science (minor in Public Health)
Deakin University                Bachelor of Public Health and Health        Burwood                 65
                                 Promotion                                   Geelong Waurn Ponds     65.65
                                                                             Cloud                   NP
                                 Bachelor of Health Sciences                 Burwood                 60.05
                                                                             Geelong Waurn Ponds     55.05
                                                                             Cloud                   59.75
                                 Master of Health Promotion                  Burwood                 Grad entry
                                 Master of Public Health                     Burwood                 Grad entry
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Health Sciences                 Melbourne               55.05
                                                                             Bendigo                 55.05
                                 Bachelor of Arts                            Melbourne               60
                                                                             Bendigo                 58.80
                                 Master of Health Promotion                  Melbourne               Grad entry
                                 Master of Public Health                     Melbourne               Grad entry
RMIT                             Associate Degree of Health Sciences         Melbourne               42
Swinburne University             Bachelor of Health Sciences                 Hawthorn                60
                                 Bachelor of Health Sciences                 Hawthorn                80
                                 (Professional)
Victoria University              Bachelor of Health Sciences                 St Albans               NP
                                 Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition   St Albans               Grad entry
                                 and Active Living)
The University of Melbourne      Master of Public Health                     Parkville               Grad entry
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Course summary
Note: ATAR not published = NP.

Nutrition

University                       Course                                      Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                     ATAR
Australian Catholic University   Bachelor of Nutrition Science               Melbourne               58.60
Deakin University                Bachelor of Nutrition Science               Burwood                 65.15
                                 Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics    Burwood                 85.65
                                 Pathway)
                                 Bachelor of Health Sciences (major in       Burwood                 60.05
                                 Nutrition)                                  Geelong Waurn Ponds     55.05
                                                                             Warrnambool             59.15
                                                                             Cloud                   59.75
                                 Bachelor of Exercise Science (major in      Burwood                 70
                                 Nutrition)                                  Geelong Waurn Ponds     62.20
                                 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma                              Grad entry
                                 and Master of Human Nutrition                                       Grad entry
                                 Graduate Certificate of Public Health                               Grad entry
                                 Nutrition
                                 Master of Nutrition and Population Health                           Grad entry
Federation University            Bachelor of Food and Nutritional Science    Ballarat – Mt Helen     52.65
                                                                             Gippsland – Churchill   NP
                                                                             Off campus              NP
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Human Nutrition                 Melbourne               68.55
                                 Bachelor of Food and Nutrition              Online                  NP
RMIT University                  Bachelor of Science (Food Technology        City/Bundoora           65.60
                                 and Nutrition)
Victoria University              Bachelor of Human Nutrition                 Footscray Park          NP
                                 Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition   St Albans               Grad entry
                                 and Active Living
The University of Melbourne      Bachelor of Science (major in Human         Parkville               85
                                 Nutrition)
                                 Bachelor of Biomedicine (major in Human     Parkville               94
                                 Nutrition)

Dietetics

University                       Course                                      Campus                  Indicative
                                                                                                     ATAR
La Trobe University              Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours)             Melbourne               N/A – new
                                 Master of Dietetics                         Melbourne               Grad entry
Deakin University                Master of Dietetics                         Burwood                 Grad entry
Swinburne University             Master of Dietetics                         Hawthorn                Grad entry
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physiotherapy
            Charles Sturt University                                         La Trobe University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 4-years, Albury-Wodonga,           Entry point 1: undergraduate pathway
Orange, Port Macquarie, https://bit.ly/2AFuDT4
                                                              Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
Indicative ATAR: 80.00.
                                                              4-years, Melbourne and Bendigo,
Assumed knowledge: Biology, Mathematics, Physics.             https://bit.ly/2Op9dC9
Recommended studies: Chemistry.
                                                              Indicative ATAR: N/A – new course starting in 2021.
CSU’s School of Community Health works in
partnership with communities to provide allied health         Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
education and research. Facilities designed to simulate       (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and 25 in two of:
clinical environments found in real workplaces include a      Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics, or any
musculoskeletal clinic, hospital ward, rehabilitation gym,    Mathematics.
movement laboratory, on campus clinics, skills
laboratories and simulation facilities.                       Regional Benefits Program: guaranteed entry and a
                                                              scholarship of up to $5000 per year with an ATAR of 85
You won’t just learn physiotherapy, you will live it.         and above, (for regional students applying to study at a
You’ll gain hands-on experience through extensive             regional campus), https://bit.ly/2IDU9h5
workplace learning, making you job-ready when you
graduate. You’ll work with clients of all ages from           Why study physiotherapy at La Trobe?
diverse backgrounds and you may even have the
opportunity to work at an orphanage in Vietnam in your        •   Receive clinical training equivalent to seven months
fourth year of study.                                             of work experience.
                                                              •   Undertake work placements in leading hospitals
Professional accreditation: This course is accredited             and private practices such as The Alfred, Northern
by the Australian Physiotherapy Council.                          Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Bendigo Health,
                                                                  Olympic Park Sports Medicine or Back in Motion.
                                                              •   Take advantage of opportunities for overseas
Pathway options                                                   placements in countries including Vietnam,
                                                                  Cambodia, Denmark and Italy.
On successful completion of the first year of either of       •   Access the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine
the courses listed below, it is possible to transfer to the       Research Centre: a world-leading centre for sport
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, subject to approval based              and exercise medicine research at the Melbourne
on academic merit.                                                campus.
                                                              •   Learn from researchers who work with Olympic and
Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science,                    world-championship athletes.
Albury-Wodonga and online. Indicative ATAR – 65,
https://bit.ly/2LezZsI                                        Entry point 2: graduate pathway

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bathurst              Master of Physiotherapy Practice, 2-years,
and online. Indicative ATAR – 65, https://bit.ly/2Hf3R69      Melbourne and Bendigo, https://bit.ly/2HbWFYo

                                                              Selection criteria: for detailed information on selection
                                                              criteria, see the link above.

                                                              Professional accreditation: This course is accredited
                                                              by the Australian Physiotherapy Council.
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physiotherapy
        Australian Catholic University                                    Swinburne University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy                                   The University offers a graduate pathway into
                                                            Physiotherapy.
4-years, Ballarat, https://bit.ly/2SIR7hG
                                                            Master of Physiotherapy
Indicative ATAR: 77.20.
                                                            2-years, Hawthorn, https://bit.ly/2DhqvfC
Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
(EAL) or 25 in any other English; and 25 in one of          Selection Criteria: for detailed information on selection
Biology, Chemistry or Physics.                              criteria, see the link above.

Course information: The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is        Course information: Physiotherapy is one of the
for those who want to prevent injury and disability in      fastest-growing and evolving fields in the health
others as well as rehabilitate those already injured. You   industry.
will learn how to identify, assess, and treat conditions:
musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic,            In the Master of Physiotherapy, you’ll be equipped with
neurological.                                               the skills and knowledge as informed by current and
                                                            emerging evidence to become a confident, resilient and
As a graduate, you will be a skilled physiotherapist who    enterprising physiotherapist.
can work with everyone from children to the elderly, as
well as deal with gender-specific issues.                   You’ll gain an authentic experience of working in clinical
                                                            environments and health care systems through four
Possible career paths include:                              clinic practice placements and a work immersive
                                                            program within a community setting.
§   cardiorespiratory
§   community health centres and/or private practice        You’ll also undertake units in digital health and
§   ergonomics                                              technology, business, leadership, and enterprise that
§   gerontology                                             will build your capacity for work readiness and
§   hospitals and rehabilitation units                      empower you to drive innovation in the field.
§   orthopaedics
§   paediatrics                                             Professional Accreditation: The Master of
§   rehabilitation                                          Physiotherapy program is an accredited and approved
§   sports physiotherapy                                    program by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is
§   women’s health                                          endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Board.

This physiotherapy course also offers students clinical
placements during which they will be supervised by a        Suggested pathway course at Swinburne University
clinical facilitator.
                                                            Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, 3-years,
During each placement they will develop and integrate       Hawthorn, https://bit.ly/2wzCsbY
knowledge, skills and professional behaviours in
accordance with the requirements of the Australian          Indicative ATAR: 60.85.
Physiotherapy Council.
                                                            Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
Professional accreditation: Eligible graduates can          (EAL) or 25 in any other English; and 20 in any
apply for registration with the Australian Health           mathematics.
Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and
membership of the Australian Physiotherapy
Association.

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physiotherapy
            University of Melbourne

The University offers a graduate pathway into
Physiotherapy.

Entry point 1: Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
Pathway, https://bit.ly/2WH4TBb

Students who achieve a high ATAR (general entry
99.9+, Indigenous entry – 90+) will be eligible for a place
in the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Chancellor’s Scholars will be guaranteed a
Commonwealth Supported Place in the Doctor of
Physiotherapy providing they meet the prerequisite
course and entry requirements after completing an
eligible Bachelor degree at The University of Melbourne.

To apply, add eligible University of Melbourne
Chancellor’s Scholar undergraduate degrees to your
VTAC preference list - e.g., Science (Chancellor’s
Scholar), Biomedicine (Chancellor’s Scholar).

Entry point 2: Graduate Degree Package,
https://bit.ly/330Cc42

Students who achieve an ATAR of 98+ will be eligible
for a Commonwealth Supported Place in either of the
following Graduate Degree Packages – Bachelor of
Science/Doctor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of
Biomedicine/Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Students will be guaranteed a place in the Doctor of
Physiotherapy providing they meet the prerequisite
course and entry requirements after completing the
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedicine.

 Entry point 3: Doctor of Physiotherapy, 3-years,
 Parkville, https://bit.ly/1PhFv7G

 Selection Criteria: for detailed information on
 selection criteria, see the link above.

 Professional accreditation: Graduates from the
 program are able to register with the Australian Health
 Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) and work
 as a physiotherapist in Australia and New Zealand.
podiatry
            Charles Sturt University                                        La Trobe University

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine                               Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)

4-years, Albury-Wodonga, https://bit.ly/2tlRovH              4-years, Melbourne, https://bit.ly/2J93v2v

Indicative ATAR: 65.00.                                      Indicative ATAR: 71.60.

Recommended study: Biology.                                  Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
                                                             (EAL) or 25 in any other English; and 25 in one of
CSU is a leading provider of podiatric clinical education.   Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics, or any
Graduates of the Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine can          Mathematics.
work in Australia and may also seek registration to
practice in New Zealand, the UK, Singapore and               Kickstart your career at one of Australia's leading
Canada.                                                      podiatry schools.

International work placement opportunities in the final      La Trobe's Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) offers a
year of your course in places such as the UK, Singapore      world-class curriculum combined with a clinical program
and Vietnam, will enable you to gain valuable                to prepare you for a career in Australia.
experiences studying overseas.
                                                             You'll learn how to treat and manage conditions of the
You will begin workplace learning in your first year in      foot and lower limb, bone and joint disorders, plus
CSU's on-campus clinic. As you progress through the          neurological and circulatory diseases.
degree, you will spend more time in the clinic as
preparation for workplace learning in the public and         Gain hands-on experience while completing over 1000
private healthcare sector. Senior students gain valuable     hours of work placements in community health centres,
experience through mentoring junior students in the on-      hospitals and at La Trobe's on-campus podiatry clinic.
campus clinic.
                                                             You'll complete either a major industry-relevant honours
CSU's on-campus clinic has a reputation as a centre of       project or a research honours project in the final year of
excellence in the community and the healthcare sector.       the course.

The clinic treats up to 240 clients each week and has        Key features
more than 6000 registered clients, so you will
experience the full scope of podiatric practice on-site,     •    You'll gain practical experience under the close
including primary healthcare, diabetes management,                supervision of a registered podiatrist at our
rheumatology, biomechanics and sports medicine,                   on-campus student podiatry clinic.
paediatrics and surgery.
                                                             •    La Trobe is home to one of Australia's oldest
All workplace learning occurs under the close                     podiatry schools, currently training over one-third
supervision of registered podiatry practitioners.                 of the country's podiatry students.
Following graduation, you can undertake further study
to become endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines          •    You'll have the opportunity to undertake clinical
or perform podiatric surgery.                                     placements interstate and overseas in Singapore
                                                                  and Glasgow.
Professional accreditation: The course has been
developed to meet the requirements of the Podiatry           Professional accreditation: currently seeking
Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner    accreditation with the Podiatry Board of Australia.
Registration Authority (AHPRA).
SPEECH PATHOLOGY
             Charles Sturt University                                          La Trobe University

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology                       Entry point 1: undergraduate pathway

4-years, Albury-Wodonga, https://bit.ly/2tlRovH                 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Indicative ATAR: 70.00.                                         4-years, Melbourne and Bendigo,
                                                                https://bit.ly/2LbAGmL
Assumed knowledge: Biology.
                                                                Indicative ATARs: N/A – new course.
Course information: When you study speech
pathology at CSU you will develop skills to work with           Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 35 in English
individuals, families, communities, and other health and        (EAL) or 30 in any other English; and 25 in one of
education professionals. You'll graduate with                   Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics, or any
confidence in applying your knowledge to diagnostics,           Mathematics.
treatment planning and intervention for people of all
ages and backgrounds.                                           Regional Benefits Program: guaranteed entry and a
                                                                scholarship of up to $5000 per year with an ATAR of 80
 Hands-on learning: Simulated and real-life experience          and above, (for regional students applying to study at
 in the on-campus clinic will give you the practical skills     the Bendigo campus), https://bit.ly/2IDU9h5
 you'll need for the workplace.
                                                                Longest standing provider of speech pathology
 Workplace settings: CSU's regional setting gives you           education in Victoria. This four-year course considers
 the opportunity to work with people from diverse               every aspect of speech pathology, teaching you to
 backgrounds. There are also opportunities for                  diagnose and treat issues such as speech and
 overseas study during the course that could see you            language problems, stuttering and swallowing
 working at an orphanage in Vietnam.                            difficulties.

 Outstanding facilities: Develop your practical clinical
 skills through our quality facilities, including unobtrusive
                                                                Entry point 2: graduate pathway
 therapy observation rooms, a speech pathology and
 audiology laboratory, and anatomy and physiology
                                                                Master of Speech Pathology, 2-years, Melbourne,
 laboratories.
                                                                Bendigo https://bit.ly/2J7rFi5

You are required to study theoretical subjects and              Selection criteria: for detailed information on
participate in clinical training with clients. The              selection criteria, see the link above.
opportunity to gain real-life experience begins in the first
year of the course through participation in a community
engagement project and parent tutor program, and                Professional Accreditation: Both pathways are
continues through each year of the course in a variety of       accredited with Speech Pathology Australia.
settings and with both paediatric and adult populations.

You will have the opportunity to work and study with
other allied health students such as those in nursing,
occupational therapy, physiotherapy and podiatry.

Professional Accreditation: This course is accredited
with Speech Pathology Australia.
Speech pathology
        Australian Catholic University                                        Victoria University

Bachelor of Speech Pathology                                  Bachelor of Speech and Language Science / Master
                                                              of Speech Pathology
4-years, Melbourne, https://bit.ly/2J8uW0E
                                                              4.5-years, Footscray Park, https://bit.ly/2lTlCmk
Indicative ATAR: 68.30.
                                                              Indicative ATAR: 72.20.
Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
(EAL) or 25 in any other English; and 25 in at least one      Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
of Biology, Chemistry, Health and Human Development,          (EAL) or 25 in any other English; and 20 in two of the
or Physics.                                                   following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
                                                              (any), Psychology, Sociology, Text and Traditions,
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology will teach you how           Health and Human Development or LOTE (any).
to help people who have trouble communicating and/or
swallowing.                                                   Course information: This Australian-first dual degree
                                                              taught with the VU Block Model will prepare you to
The course encompasses all aspects of communication           support those with communication and/or speech and
including:                                                    swallowing challenges.

•   speech
                                                              As a speech pathologist, you’ll play a crucial role in
•   writing
                                                              enabling communication and/or speech and improving
•   reading
                                                              swallowing disorders to enhance quality of life for those
•   signs
                                                              experiencing these difficulties, as well as support their
•   symbols and gestures.
                                                              families and broader community.

Speech pathologists also work with people who have            With plenty of opportunities for practical learning
difficulties swallowing food and drink, such as children      throughout your degree, you’ll be prepared for work in
with a cleft lip and palate.                                  the contemporary speech pathology industry across
                                                              complex and diverse settings.
Clinical placement is offered throughout this speech
pathology degree, starting in the first year. In the fourth   The course combines the practical and theoretical study
and final year, clinical placement is a major part of the     of communication and swallowing disorders with human
course.                                                       development, biomedical sciences, human rights and
                                                              principles of social justice to enable you to graduate as
Students will be required to undertake clinical               a well-rounded practitioner.
placements under the supervision of a practicing
speech pathologist totalling over 1000 hours.                 Professional Accreditation: This course is not yet
                                                              accredited with Speech Pathology Australia as it is a
Professional Accreditation: This course is accredited         new course. It is hoped this course will receive
with Speech Pathology Australia.                              accreditation status by 2024/2025 when the first cohort
                                                              of students graduate.

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Speech pathology
         The University of Melbourne

Entry point 1: Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
Pathway, https://bit.ly/2WH4TBb

Students who achieve a high ATAR (general entry
99.9+, Indigenous entry – 90+) will be eligible for a place
in the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Chancellor’s Scholars will be guaranteed a
Commonwealth Supported Place in the Master of
Speech Pathology providing they meet the prerequisite
course and entry requirements after completing an
eligible Bachelor degree at The University of Melbourne.

To apply, add eligible University of Melbourne
Chancellor’s Scholar undergraduate degrees to your
VTAC preference list - e.g., Science (Chancellor’s
Scholar), Biomedicine (Chancellor’s Scholar), Arts
(Chancellor’s Scholar).

Entry point 2: Graduate Pathway

Master of Speech Pathology, 2-years, Parkville,
https://bit.ly/2Hake3z

Selection criteria: for detailed information on selection
criteria, see the link above.

Course information: “The first year of the course
provides the scientific background in anatomy and
physiology, articulatory and acoustic phonetics,
linguistics, speech and language disorders, clinical
practice and processes.

The second year builds on the specialised knowledge
acquired in first year, develops clinical skills and
introduces students to research methods in the field.

Students will be scheduled for approximately 400 hours
of supervised clinical work at various health-care and
educational facilities in metropolitan and rural areas in
Victoria”.

Professional Accreditation: This course is accredited
with Speech Pathology Australia
Occupational therapy
           Charles Sturt University                                        La Trobe University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy                            Entry point 1: undergraduate pathway

4-years, Albury-Wodonga, https://bit.ly/2iCfBsB             Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Indicative ATAR: 70.00.                                     4-years, Melbourne and Bendigo, https://bit.ly/2LI3ncb

Recommended study: Biology.                                 Indicative ATAR: N/A – new course.

Course information: If you are looking to build a career    Prerequisites: minimum study score of 30 in English
that will enhance people's health and wellbeing, CSU's      (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will develop and
inspire your passion to rise to challenges and make a       Regional Benefits Program: guaranteed entry and a
difference to people's lives.                               scholarship of up to $5000 per year with an ATAR of 80
                                                            and above, (for regional students applying to study at a
Occupational therapists work with people to improve         regional campus), https://bit.ly/2IDU9h5
their health and wellbeing through occupation, with a
focus on physical and mental health that may be related
to a person's injury or illness, or to an accident or        Entry point 2: graduate pathway
developmental impairment.
                                                             Master of Occupational Therapy Practice,
Studying at CSU will equip you to become a well-
                                                             Melbourne, Bendigo, https://bit.ly/2xG56vB
rounded and capable occupational therapist, enabling
you to make a real difference to people, their families      Selection criteria: for detailed information on selection
and communities.
                                                             criteria, see the link above.

You can be confident that what you are learning is
highly relevant to practice and the 1000 hours of           Work experience: for both pathway course options,
practical experience is excellent preparation for work as   you will complete at least 1000 hours of professional
an occupational therapist.                                  practice learning. Our professional practice placements
                                                            occur in contexts such as mental health services, busy
Course highlights                                           acute hospitals, custodial environments, community
                                                            agencies, schools and rehabilitation centres.
Supportive learning environment: Taught on campus
at CSU's Albury Campus, you will benefit from small         You will experience working with people of different
class sizes, enthusiastic educators and CSU's close         ages, recently acquired and long-standing health needs,
ties with practitioners, health and social services, and    and interventions that focus on the person, their
the community.                                              occupation and the environment.

Customise your education to suit your goals: At             Professional accreditation: both pathway course
CSU we know you need flexibility when you study,            options are accredited by the Occupational Therapy
that's why some occupational therapy subjects can be        Council (Australia and New Zealand).
studied online in your first and second year. You can
choose to exit the course following successful
completion of the first two years of study, with the
Associate Degree in Health Science.

Industry recognition: Accredited by the Occupational
Therapy Board of Australia and Occupational Therapy
Australia Ltd on behalf of the World Federation of
Occupational Therapists.
Occupational therapy
               Federation University                                   Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)                     Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Pass and
                                                               Honours)
4-years, Gippsland – Churchill, https://bit.ly/2VVVTI1
                                                               4-years, Melbourne, https://bit.ly/2HfxmVd
Indicative ATAR: 64.50.
                                                               Indicative ATAR: 65.10.
Prerequisites: minimum study score of 25 in any
English; Unit 1-2: satisfactory completion of two units of     Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
mathematics (any combination); Unit 3-4: satisfactory          (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and 25 in at least one
completion of at least one of the following – Biology,         of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Chemistry, Health and Human Development, any
Mathematics, Physical Education, or Physics.                   Course information: Occupational therapists play an
                                                               important role in the lives of individuals and communities
Other: applicants will be required to fill out a               to help them look after themselves, be productive, and
supplementary application form, https://bit.ly/2J630bk         participate in leisure activities.

Course information: Our program focuses on                     To do this, occupational therapists need to know how
contemporary occupational therapy practice and is              humans function, and need the skills to practice
based on real-life scenarios and cases.                        competently and safely.

It takes four years full-time to complete and covers a         You will learn how to analyse and assess occupational
variety of topics. Some subjects are delivered with other      performance; apply and evaluate interventions to enable
health professional students so you will have an               occupational performance; and collaborate and
interprofessional experience.                                  communicate effectively with clients and their families
                                                               and colleagues.
Career: Occupational therapists are employed in public
and private hospitals, medical rehabilitation centres,         High achieving Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
community health centres, home care services, aged             students can undertake honours in the third and fourth
care facilities, psychiatric clinics, hostels and hospitals,   years, provided they meet admission requirements.
vocational rehabilitation centres, schools and
educational facilities, independent living/respite centres     Work placement: You will undertake 1000 hours of
and private practice.                                          professional practice education, starting in the first
                                                               year, working with people across the life-span to help
Occupational therapists work with people across the            them overcome physical, cognitive or societal barriers
lifespan, in injury prevention and management and with         to participation.
the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
                                                               Accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council and
Scholarship: Students that commenced this program              the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
in 2020 had the opportunity to receive an on-campus            Graduates will be eligible for registration as practicing
accommodation scholarship covering up to 100% of               Occupational Therapists with the Allied Health
their accommodation fees for the year (terms and               Practitioner Regulation Agency.
conditions apply). Information has not been released yet
for the 2021 intake, https://bit.ly/2Mtgznr

Work placement: take part in over 1000 hours of
professional work placements to develop the
experience necessary to excel in your career.

Professional accreditation: subject to accreditation by
Australian Occupational Therapy Council (OTC).
Occupational therapy
                 Deakin University                                          Swinburne University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy                              The University offers a graduate pathway into
                                                              Occupational Therapy.
4-years, Geelong Waterfront, https://bit.ly/2sqqYFZ
                                                              Master of Occupational Therapy, 2-years, Hawthorn,
Indicative ATAR: 70.35.                                       https://bit.ly/2J8brFe

Prerequisites: minimum study score of 30 in English           Selection criteria: for detailed information on selection
(EAL) or 25 in any other English.                             criteria, see the link above.

Course information: Occupational therapists work              Course information: The Master of Occupational
collaboratively with people who might have limitations,       Therapy provides students with skills and knowledge in
including those caused by injury, health conditions,          treating clients who have difficulty participating in
delayed development or the effects of ageing.                 everyday life activities due to neurological,
                                                              musculoskeletal or mental health issues.
Occupational therapy (OT) interventions are designed to
enhance participation in everyday life and may include        Students undertake problem-based learning which
activities or assistive devices, or modification of home or   requires them to collaboratively question, research,
work environments to facilitate active engagement in          interpret core information and develop meaningful
work, home, social and leisure activities.                    responses to case scenarios.

This course draws upon Deakin’s core strengths in             Design, technology, and business entrepreneurship and
health education to ensure you receive a relevant,            intrapreneurship are embedded in the curriculum
practical OT education that meets contemporary                content, which has been designed collaboratively with
workforce needs.                                              Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
                                                              professionals.
You will also benefit from our on-campus clinical skills
laboratory which simulates real life settings and enables     Students complete three professional work placements
you to gain the knowledge required to meet the needs          in community- or hospital-focused agencies that offer
of your future clients.                                       short-and long-term therapy, as well as an innovative
                                                              project-based placement in the Design Factory
Our purpose-built OT lab will give you access to hands-       Melbourne.
on facilities with a range of assistive technologies and
rehabilitation areas in which to practice.                    Working in teams, students gain industry experience by
                                                              developing innovative solutions to problems provided by
Work placement: Throughout the course, you will get           industry partners and consumers.
a chance to consolidate your skills through a series of
supervised placements which commence in year 1.               Work placement: students will undertake 1000 hours
                                                              of professional practice training including 800 hours of
You will complete 1000 hours of practical work                work placements and at least 240 hours of other
experience in a diverse range of OT practices including:      professional practice activities in other units.”
childhood development (including schools and
hospitals); acute and rehabilitation hospital settings;       Professional recognition: The program is approved
community health settings; aged care and more.                by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and
                                                              accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council
Accredited by Occupational Therapy Australia and the          (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd.
World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Optometry
                 Deakin University                                     The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry                The University offers a graduate pathway into
                                                              Optometry.
Geelong Waurn Ponds, https://bit.ly/2xBVbXH
                                                              Entry Point 1: Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
3.5-years accelerated full-time program delivered over        Pathway, https://bit.ly/2WH4TBb
10 consecutive trimesters commencing in trimester 1.
                                                              Students who achieve a high ATAR (general entry
Indicative ATAR – General Stream: 96.20. Regional             99.9+, Indigenous entry – 90+) will be eligible for a place
and Remote Stream: 89.85.                                     in the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Prerequisites for both courses: minimum study score           Chancellor’s Scholars will be guaranteed a
of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.            Commonwealth Supported Place in the Doctor of
                                                              Optometry providing they meet the prerequisite course
Course information: In this specialised combined              and entry requirements after completing an eligible
degree, you will learn about visual health issues and         Bachelor degree at The University of Melbourne.
their impact on communities.
                                                              To apply, add eligible University of Melbourne
You will investigate the structure and function of the        Chancellor’s Scholar undergraduate degrees to your
visual system, gain skills in clinical assessment, and gain   VTAC preference list - e.g., Science (Chancellor’s
an understanding of management approaches, and                Scholar), Biomedicine (Chancellor’s Scholar).
ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice.

The course will train you in the detection, treatment, and    Entry Point 2: Graduate Degree Package,
management of eye and vision disorders, and you will          https://bit.ly/330Cc42
graduate with a recognised qualification in optometry.
                                                              Students who achieve a high ATAR (99+) will be eligible
Optometrists are primary eye care practitioners who are       for a place in the Graduate Degree Package – Bachelor
involved in assessing the health and function of the eyes     of Science/Doctor of Optometry or Bachelor of
and visual system and the diagnosis and management            Biomedicine/Doctor of Optometry.
of a wide range of ocular conditions.
                                                              Students will be guaranteed a Commonwealth
Work experience: You will undertake a variety of              Supported Place in the Doctor of Optometry providing
short-term industry placements and spend the final six        they meet the prerequisite course and entry
months of the course as a ‘student resident’ in one of a      requirements after completing the Bachelor of Science
range of clinical optometric and medical settings.            or Bachelor of Biomedicine.

These extensive rotations take place in both
metropolitan and regional or rural settings, and will
enable you to consolidate your knowledge and skills in        Entry Point 3: Doctor of Optometry 4-years, Parkville,
supported environments under the supervision of               https://bit.ly/2HgTwq3
qualified optometrists.
                                                              Selection criteria: for detailed information on selection
Professional recognition: On successfully completing          criteria, see the link above.
this course, you can apply for registration to practise as
an optometrist in Australia. Deakin optometry has been        Professional recognition: The Doctor of Optometry is
awarded accreditations by the Optometry Board of              the entry practice degree for registration as an
Australia, following assessment by the Optometry              optometrist in Australia, as well as New Zealand.
Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ).

You will also be eligible to apply for registration to
practise as an optometrist with the Australian Health
Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
orthoptics
                La Trobe University

Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours)

4-years, Melbourne, https://bit.ly/30PZoAr

Indicative ATAR: 76.25.

Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English
(EAL) or 25 in any other English; and 25 in two of
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics, or any
Mathematics.

Course information: La Trobe's Bachelor of Orthoptics
(Honours) gives you the knowledge you need to detect,
diagnose and manage vision and eye problems in both
children and adults.

Starting in first year you'll undertake over 500 hours of
clinical experience in hospitals with dedicated eye clinics
and complete a placement at a partner clinic in regional
Australia, interstate or overseas.

Key features

•    La Trobe is one of the few universities offering a
     course in orthoptics with an intense clinical
     program.

•    The number of orthoptists in Australia has grown
     over the past 18 years and further growth is
     expected by 2023.

•    Clinical placements are offered at the Royal
     Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, private practices
     around Melbourne and at partner clinics in regional
     Australia, interstate or overseas”.

Professional Accreditation: currently seeking
accreditation with the Australian Orthoptic Board.
clinical Audiology
         The University of Melbourne                                         La Trobe University

The University offers a graduate pathway into                 La Trobe offers the following 5-year
Audiology.                                                    undergraduate/graduate course packages,
                                                              https://bit.ly/2r2y6Xw
Entry Point 1: Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
Pathway, https://bit.ly/2WH4TBb                               Students will complete the Bachelor degree in 3-years
                                                              then the Master in 2-years.
Students who achieve a high ATAR (general entry
99.9+, Indigenous entry – 90+) will be eligible for a place   §   Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Clinical
in the Chancellor’s Scholarship.                                  Audiology, Bendigo, Melbourne.

Chancellor’s Scholars will be guaranteed a                    §   Bachelor of Science and Master of Clinical
Commonwealth Supported Place in the Master of                     Audiology, Melbourne.
Clinical Audiology providing they meet the prerequisite
course and entry requirements after completing an             §   Bachelor of Psychological Science and Master of
eligible Bachelor degree at The University of Melbourne.          Clinical Audiology, Melbourne.

To apply, add eligible University of Melbourne                §   Bachelor of Biomedicine and Master of Clinical
Chancellor’s Scholar undergraduate degrees to your                Audiology, Melbourne.
VTAC preference list - e.g., Science (Chancellor’s
Scholar), Biomedicine (Chancellor’s Scholar).
                                                              Prerequisites: are different for each course package.
                                                              Please check VTAC for information.
Entry Point 2: Master of Clinical Audiology, 2-years,
Parkville, https://bit.ly/2ssubVB                             Note - to enter the 2-year Master of Clinical Audiology,
                                                              students will need to successfully complete the 3-year
Selection Criteria: for detailed information on               Bachelor degree with an overall Weighted Average Mark
selection criteria, see the link above.                       of 70% or higher.

“Audiology is a clinical science involving hearing and        Course information: “This course aims to provide you
balance assessment and rehabilitation. Hearing                with the skills and knowledge to prevent hearing,
assessment usually involves the use of a number of            tinnitus and balance disorders, and to assess and treat
specialised tests which help to ascertain the site or         people who have hearing, tinnitus and balance
type of problem within the auditory system.                   disorders. The course combines pre-clinical and clinical
Audiologists working in this area often work closely          study, integrating theory and practice.
with otologists (ear specialists).
                                                              Demand for audiologists is expected to increase
Aural rehabilitation involves helping people with             significantly over coming years due to a number of
impaired hearing to cope with their hearing difficulties.     factors including:
This work usually includes fitting hearing aids or other
devices such as the cochlear implant (bionic ear),            •   the ageing population
training in the use of these devices and helping people       •   improved and compulsory screening of infants for
to use their vision and other compensatory                        hearing loss
mechanisms in order to communicate effectively”.              •   improved technology, and
                                                              •   increased consumer demand for diagnostic and
Professional recognition: As a Graduate of this                   rehabilitative audiological services.”
Master program, you can apply for membership of the
Audiological Society of Australia (ASA).
Exercise physiology
               La Trobe University                                           Deakin University

Entry point 1: undergraduate pathway                       Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of                 1.5-years, Melbourne Burwood, https://bit.ly/2nqzYGZ
Exercise Physiology
                                                           Selection criteria: there are several requirements
4-years, Bendigo, https://bit.ly/2wnnpoq                   applicants will need to meet to be considered for
                                                           selection into the course - https://bit.ly/2nqzYGZ
Indicative ATAR (general entry): 66.65.
                                                           Deakin’s Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is the
Regional Benefits Program: guaranteed entry and a          first clinical exercise course in Victoria to get accredited
scholarship of up to $5000 per year with an ATAR of 80     by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
and above, (for regional students applying to study at a
regional campus), https://bit.ly/2IDU9h5                   The course provides graduates with a simple pathway
                                                           to accreditation as Accredited Exercise Physiologists
Prerequisites: minimum study scores of: 30 in English      (AEP) and access to Provider Numbers with Medicare
(EAL) or 25 in any other English; and 25 in two of         Australia, WorkSafe Victoria, DVA, TAC, and other
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics, or any    compensable funds and schemes.
Mathematics.
                                                           The teaching team has expertise across all of the
Note: The Bachelor/Master package will have the last       pathology areas needed for clinical exercise practice.
intake for students starting the degree in 2021. From      The program covers all of the requirements for AEP
2022, it is expected that La Trobe will offer a graduate   accreditation and features the award-winning Clinical
pathway. Students will be able to complete the three-      Exercise Learning Centre at Burwood (Melbourne),
year Bachelor of Exercise Science at the Bendigo           where you will develop your practice skills under close
campus then apply for entry into the 1-year Master of      supervision and mentoring.
Exercise Physiology.
                                                           You will develop knowledge and expertise to prevent
                                                           and treat many chronic medical conditions, injuries and
 Entry point 2: graduate pathway                           disabilities. You will also learn the effects of acute and
                                                           chronic exercise on physiological and
 Master of Exercise Physiology: 1-year, Bendigo,           pathophysiological processes in individuals with injury
 https://bit.ly/2wnnpoq                                    and disease.

                                                           Suggested Deakin University course pathway
 Selection Criteria: for detailed information on
 selection criteria, see the link above.
                                                           Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (ESSA
                                                           sequence), Deakin University, 3-years,
 Recommended La Trobe undergraduate course –
                                                           https://bit.ly/2lYhzEJ
 Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bendigo,
 https://bit.ly/2J3XgRC
                                                           Indicative ATARs: Melbourne Burwood – 70, Geelong
                                                           Waurn Ponds – 62.20.
Professional accreditation for both course
pathways: accredited by Exercise and Sports Science        Prerequisite: minimum study score of 30 in English
Australia (ESSA). Students are eligible to apply for       (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
accreditation as Accredited Exercise Physiologists
(AEPs) upon completion of the course, and are then         Please note: students living in rural and remote areas
eligible for provider numbers with Medicare Australia,     can apply for the Geelong based course under the
WorkSafe Victoria, DVA, TAC, and other compensable         Regional and Remote Entry Scheme,
funds and schemes.                                         https://bit.ly/2Hch3Zn
Exercise physiology
                Victoria University                                 Australian Catholic University

Master of Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation              Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

1.5-years, Footscray Park, https://bit.ly/2HKloUk           1.5-years, Melbourne, https://bit.ly/2SLIvXT

Selection Criteria: for detailed information on selection   Selection criteria: for detailed information on selection
criteria, see the link above.                               criteria, see the link above.

You will learn to assess and prescribe exercise and         Course information: This Master’s degree looks at
physical activity for people with chronic conditions or     how exercise is used as a preventative, prescriptive and
complex care needs. This course will prepare you to         rehabilitative process for complex and chronic disease,
work in the community and in clinical settings with         work-related injuries and to promote good health.
people who have:
                                                            The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology will develop
•   musculoskeletal injuries                                knowledge and skills in anatomy, physiology,
•   neurological conditions                                 biomechanics, motor control and learning and
•   metabolic conditions                                    psychology.
•   cardiovascular conditions
•   various comorbidities.                                  As an exercise physiologist, you will understand what’s
                                                            involved in exercise testing and prescription, movement
Our program follows a strong evidence-based teaching        analysis, sport performance, and mental well-being.
approach to the scope of practice of clinical exercise
physiology. To consolidate your theoretical learning, you   Professional accreditation: This specialisation will
will gain significant practical experience in clinical      provide professional training, skills, competencies and
placements.                                                 clinical practicum hours needed for accreditation by the
                                                            Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
 Suggested Victoria
Professional         University
              accreditation: this pathway
                                  course is courses
                                             accredited
with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).          Suggested Australian Catholic University pathway
 Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice),          courses
 3-years, Footscray Park, https://bit.ly/2nlye59
                                                            Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, 3-years,
 Indicative ATAR: The ATAR wasn’t used during the           Melbourne, https://bit.ly/2J9yFGX
 selection process for the 2020 intake.
                                                            Indicative ATAR: 58.60.
 Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice),
 3-years, Footscray Park, https://bit.ly/2CefKeu            Bachelor of High Performance Sports, 3-years,
                                                            Melbourne, https://bit.ly/2UQxGAR
 Indicative ATAR: 62.50.
                                                            Indicative ATAR: 58.75.
 Prerequisite for both courses: minimum study score
 of 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.         Prerequisites for both courses: minimum study
                                                            scores of: 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English;
                                                            and 25 in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics,
                                                            Physical Education, Psychology, or any Mathematics.
Exercise physiology
              Federation University

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

1.5-years, Ballarat – Mt Helen, https://bit.ly/2xYWrnY

Selection criteria: for detailed information on entry
requirements, see the link above.

Course information: This program is designed to
extend and supplement the relevant knowledge of
exercise science and sport science / human movement
graduates.

A thorough knowledge of health sciences is integrated
with the practical ability to develop and manage
exercise programs for the prevention, treatment and
ongoing management of injuries, chronic disease and
complex conditions.

Clinical knowledge, skills and experience if further
applied to the completion of a research thesis or
project.

Professional accreditation: Following accreditation in
2019 graduates of the Master of Clinical Exercise
Physiology will be eligible to become fully accredited
exercise physiologists with Exercise and Sports Science
Australia (ESSA). This is the highest level of
accreditation available in Australia for Exercise
Physiologists.

Suggested Federation University pathway course

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, 3 years,
https://bit.ly/2MxIWRi

Indicative ATARs: Ballarat – Mt Helen, 37.05. Flexible
Delivery – Gippsland, 43.10.

Prerequisites: completion of Unit 1-2 or Unit 3-4
mathematics (any), and a study score of at least 20 in
any English.

Become a sports scientist. Work in sports performance.
Promote healthy living to communities. Help injured
people through rehabilitation.

With your degree at FedUni, your learning will be hands-
on using our new Sport and Recreation Centre and
placements in the industry. In addition to the core
subjects, you'll also specialise in your choice of exercise
rehabilitation, health or teaching.
chiropractic
                  RMIT University

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Applied
Science (Chiropractic)

5-years, Bundoora, https://bit.ly/2ffj4qN

Indicative ATAR: 64.20.

Prerequisite and selection criteria: minimum study
score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Meet inherent requirements.

Course information: Chiropractors are primary contact
practitioners focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and
prevention of mechanical disorders of the
musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractic emphasises the relationship between the
musculoskeletal system and general health. It promotes
self-help measures and health promotion in the
management of musculoskeletal disorders.

You will examine how such disorders affect
biomechanics, the nervous system and health in
general. The focus is on manual treatments such as
spinal adjustments and other joint and soft-tissue
manipulation.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology courses underpin
the clinical science studies of physical examination,
differential diagnosis for the chiropractor and clinical
practicum.

You will begin work-integrated learning immediately,
culminating in your fourth year when you will perform
patient-care duties with supervision from a registered
practitioner.

 Industry experience: At the RMIT Health Sciences
 Clinic at University Hill, Bundoora, fourth and fifth year
 students, under the supervision of registered
 chiropractors, treat patients using a wide variety of
 management approaches.

 Professional accreditation: this program is
 accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education
 Australasia for the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
osteopathy
                   RMIT University                                           Victoria University

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Applied              Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Masters of Health
Science (Osteopathy)                                         Science (Osteopathy)

5-years, Bundoora, https://bit.ly/2v0gPP4                    5-years, City Flinders, https://bit.ly/2anuNQp

Indicative ATAR: 60.10.                                      Indicative ATAR: 63.50.

Prerequisite and selection criteria: minimum study           Prerequisite and selection criteria: minimum study
score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.     scores of 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English;
Meet inherent requirements.                                  20 in Biology or Chemistry; and at least 20 in either
                                                             Physics or any Mathematics.
Professional Accreditation: This course is accredited
by the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council.       Course information: Osteopathic treatments include:
                                                             soft-tissue techniques, joint manipulation, joint
Course information: Osteopathy is a form of manual           mobilisation, exercise rehabilitation, and general
therapy that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and       healthcare advice.
related disorders. RMIT’s osteopathy degree was the
first of its kind in Australia.                              You’ll gain work experience through extensive clinical
                                                             practice. This perfect mix of scientific study and hands-
Osteopaths are trained in diagnosis, management, and         on practice will have you confident and job-ready
treatment of musculoskeletal pain disorders. They            following our masters.
combine conventional medical testing procedures and
skills of palpation and motion testing to inform their       VU's hands-on learning approach and extensive clinical
clinical rationale for treating a patient's condition.       placements are held in high regard by industry. Treating
                                                             patients at our Osteopathy Clinics at City Flinders and
You will be trained in musculoskeletal diagnosis, clinical   Werribee campuses, as well as external community
procedures in performing conventional medical tests,         clinical engagements, ensures you have a diverse
physical examination techniques, and motion testing in       clinical experience.
order to assist in diagnosis of a patient’s condition.
                                                             Work experience: Our osteopathy teaching clinic
Osteopaths make treatment decisions that depend on           operates 47 weeks of the year. As part of our masters
the patient as well as their condition. They might give      program, you’ll attend clinical sessions on a rotational
advice on posture, exercise, lifting procedures, nutrition   basis. You’ll gain real-world experience working with
and other areas.                                             paying patients. These clinics also run outside of
                                                             semester hours, to maintain a public service and
 Work experience: You will begin work-integrated             provide continuity of patient care”.
 learning in first year, with clinical observations in the
 RMIT Health Sciences Clinic.                                Professional Accreditation: This course is accredited
                                                             by the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council.
 In the final two years, you will conduct safe, skilled      You can gain the following registrations and
 evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a wide-            memberships:
 range of musculoskeletal complaints under the
 supervision of qualified and nationally registered          •    registration with the Osteopathy Board of Australia
 osteopaths, over a period of 38 weeks per year.             •    registration as an osteopath in all other Australian
                                                                  states and in New Zealand
 There is also an opportunity to complete a work             •    membership with Osteopathy Australia.
 placement in an Australian osteopathic clinic.

 Professional Accreditation: This course is accredited
 by the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council.
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